BBC to stream all Olympic sports on TV

The BBC has announced that 24 HD live Olympic streams will be available on satellite and cable providers.

Initially it was only to be streamed online via BBC Sport website but now viewers will be able to watch their favourite sport via a dedicated stream by pressing the red button. BBC One and BBC Three will continue to show live and highlights of the games for the majority of day and evening while the Olympics take place.

Roger Mosey, Director, BBC London 2012, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to cable and satellite providers to extend our online service to millions of TV viewers across the UK.

BBC One and BBC Three will remain the flagship channels for the Olympics. But, as the London 2012 Olympic Games will be the first truly ‘Digital Games’, we wanted to offer an unprecedented amount of live sporting action to the widest possible audience through these 24 live streams, giving vastly more choice than ever before.”

Combined, this coverage will deliver around 2,500 hours of live sport coverage through the various BBC platforms during the Games.